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There seem to now be fewer nonprofit groups than there once were that are specific to multiple pregnancy and multiple birth loss in general, and to pregnancy, infant, and child loss in general.  However, there are many Facebook groups that are relevant in one way or another, and if you are an Fb user, the best thing is to look at see if there is one or more that may suit your needs.

NOTE: Our Bibliography (which is our bibliography for the site as well as for multiple birth loss generally and contains print as well as online sources) is in the “About CLIMB” section of this site.

LAMBS (Loss of All in Multiple Birth Support)
www.facebook.com⁄groups⁄48981640918⁄
…an e-mail support group of parents who have experienced the death of both twins or all their higher order multiples. It’s the only one of its kind, started by some of our members over 15 years ago, and it’s been invaluable to many.

TAMBA BSG (Bereavement Support Group)
www.tamba.org.uk⁄page.aspx?pid=715
… affiliated with the Twins And Multiple Births Association (England): peer support for loss in pregnancy and infancy, with the quarterly “Newsletter” and periodic meetings.

Multiple Births Foundation
www.multiplebirths.org.uk
…among its publications, booklets for parents and professionals on complications of monochorionic twinning, bereavement, fetal reduction (multifetal pregnancy reduction), and selective fetocide (selective termination).

Also, several organizations, including the TTTS Foundation and the Fetal Hope Foundation, have online forums for some kinds of multiple birth loss.

General:

National SHARE
www.nationalshare.org
1-800-821-6819
…support (since 1977) for bereaved parents and families who have suffered a loss from miscarriage, stillbirth, or neonatal death, and assistance to caregivers. The website contains an extensive listing of links to groups and resources related to infant loss, and a listing of local SHARE infant loss support groups across the U.S. (and several in Canada), as well as information on SHARE’s resources.

The Compassionate Friends (TCF)
www.compassionatefriends.org
1-877-969-0010
…support (since 1969) for parents and siblings grieving the loss of a child or children at any age from pregnancy through adulthood. The site contains some related resources and information on locating a local TCF chapter (there are quite a few across the U.S., and in many other countries). Some local chapters have additional meetings for parents with pregnancy and infant losses.

MISS Foundation
www.missfoundation.org
…another source of local support groups for pregnancy and infant loss, and other resources.

A Place to Remember
www.APlacetoRemember.com
1-800-631-0973
…many resources for infant loss, including books, memory boxes, and materials for dads, grandparents, siblings, and caregivers. They offer “butterfly” birth announcements for multiples when one has died, which can be customized, and an announcement suitable for the loss of both or all the babies (“Our love has multiplied.”)